Professor, Ira Brind School of Theater Arts
Directing, Playwriting, & Production faculty

PH.D, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Emerson College
BA, Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts at Damascus
BA, Damascus University

Contact Info

School of Theater

Terra Hall 6TH

Fadi Skeiker is an educator and a scholar who has been teaching collaboration, directing, script analysis and theater styles at UArts for four years. 

Syrian-born Fadi Skeiker holds a BA from the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts in Damascus, an MA from Emerson College in Boston and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. 


  • Skeiker has directed, devised and led applied theater work all over the world in Egypt, Germany, Jordan, Portugal and the U.S. 
  • He is a published scholar who focuses on theater as it relates to human rights and refugees.
  • Skeiker’s book, Syrian Refugees, Applied Theater, Workshop Facilitation and Stories: While They Were Waiting, was published by Routledge in 2020. 
  • Before joining UArts, Skeiker taught at the University of Jordan, the University of Minho in Portugal and the University of Texas at Austin. He also served as a visiting researcher at Free University of Berlin in Germany. 

Visit Fadi Skeiker’s page on Academia. 

Awards & Accolades

  • Skeiker is a Fulbright scholar and an Erasmus grantee.